Homework

Homework is seen as a method of home and school working togther to develop the education of the children.  The amount, and type, of homework develops through the school and the aim is to ensure that, by the time the children go to secondary school, they have the right work ethic in respect to this.  They should, by the end of Year 6, be able to organise themselves to complete homework tasks.

Please remember that there are numerous aspects of homework that don't carry that title.

Reading:
Books are provided for families to share with their children at home.  Reading is a key skill, and we ask parents to spend a few minutes every day reading to their children or listening to them read, and talking about thier understanding.

Spelling:
Children are given spellings to learn at home - the spelling demands of the new National Curriculum are high.  We encourage the LOOK, SAY, COVER, WRITE, CHECK method of learning the words, but also recommend that children understand the context of each of the words and for this reason we ask the children to write sentences containing each of the words.  The children will not recieve weekly tests, as this approach does not necessily lead to the correct use of spellings following the test.  Instead, children will be expected to use the words corretctly in thier written work. 


Times Tables:
By the end of Year 4 all pupils should have instant recall of all multiplication facts up to 12 x 12, including all the associated division facts.  Good times tables knowledge underpins success in a wide range of mathematical concepts and processes.  From 2020, all Year 4 pupils will sit a statutory times tables test.

Homework

Class 1

Daily reading - Please listen to your child, or read to them.


Class 2

Daily reading - Please listen to your child, or read to them.

Spellings - Please support your child with the spellings they bring home - they should be writing these in short sentences.

Maths/English - Your child may bring home short tasks set to reinforce the learning of the week and to enhance a sense of achievement.  It is not intended to introduce new concepts, and should not take a long time to complete.


Classes 3 and 4

Reading - Please hear your child read regularly at home. Reading at school is usually in a group situation. Children of this age still enjoy hearing a story being read!

Spelling - Please support your child with the spellings they bring home - they should be writing these in short sentences.

Tables - Y4 should have instant recall of all multiplication facts up to to 12x12.  Please encourage you child to learn these if they are not secure with them.

Maths/English - Your child may bring home short tasks set to reinforce the learning of the week and to enhance a sense of achievement.  It is not intended to introduce new concepts, and should not take a long time to complete.